Following the 2017 Inauguration, a number of groups that oppose the policies of President Donald J. Trump continue to organize marches, protests, and rallies in Washington DC and other locations in the United States. The Women’s March on Washington in January brought together millions of people around the world to make their voices heard on issues such as gender-based violence, reproductive rights and women’s health, LGBT rights, worker’s rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, religious freedom, environmental justice and more.
This March was a first step for many participants and additional events are being planned for the coming year. Please note, that details are subject to change as permits are required for large demonstrations. To submit information to be included, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Protest, Rally and Event Schedule
Tax Day March on Washington - April 15, 2017. Rally begins at noon on the West Front Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and ends at 4:00 p.m. near the Lincoln Memorial. The protest is meant to pressure Donald Trump to release his tax returns. While the President claims that no one cares, many who oppose his financial policies want to see the details of his tax returns. The Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches around the nation inspired and empowered millions of Americans. Additional marches will be held in many cities around the country.
March for Science - April 22, 2017, 10 a.m. Washington Monument Grounds, between 15th and 17th Streets, NW.
Washington DC. Scheduled intentionally on Earth Day, this event will focus on standing up for facts and science. As the Trump administration is slashing funding for science related organizations, these issues could have a great impact on the health of Americans, our environment and the world. Additional marches will be organized around the country.
People's Climate March - April 29, 2017. Washington DC. This day marks the 100th day of the Trump administration. Marchers will stand up for the climate, for jobs and for justice. In response to Trump's denial of the existence of climate change, this march is for jobs, justice and the climate. The People's Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide movement, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of the groups around the nation. The March will begin near the Capitol at 12:30 p.m. (lineup begins at 11 am) and will continue to the White House for a collective action while surrounding the area. The day will end with a post-march rally (at 3 pm), with a large art exhibit and a convening focused on sharing solutions at the Washington Monument. The movement grew out of the largest climate march in U.S. history in New York in September of 2014, creating a groundbreaking coalition of green and environmental justice groups, labor unions, faith, students, indigenous peoples and civil rights groups working to advance a climate agenda rooted in economic and racial justice.
LGBTQ National Pride March - June 11, 2017. Washington DC. The event is being coordinated with the Capital Pride Alliance to incorporate the March into the annual celebration of Pride in the nation’s capital.
Supporters, friends, and family will descend on Washington DC for the Capital Pride 2017 weekend (June 8-11th) to speak out against government policies that are prejudicial against the LGBTQ community.
March Attending Tips
- Be prepared for the weather. Check the forecast and be sure to dress in layers.
- Purchase metro fare in advance to avoid waiting in lines. See A Guide to Using the Washington Metrorail for details.
- Wear comfortable shoes and expect to spend a lot of time on your feet and/or walking. The National Mall is ideal for large gatherings in good weather, but seating will be limited, the landscape is very open. Note, the distance from one end of the Mall to the opposite end is 2 miles.
- Exercise your right to free speech and peaceful assembly. Expect large crowds, keep a sense of humor and be respectful. Large events in DC require extra security restrictions. Take the restrictions seriously and follow the laws.
Tips for Getting to Washington DC
By Air: Three airports serve Washington DC, National, Dulles and BWI. For advice about flying into to the nation's capital, see Washington DC Airports (Which One is Best?)
By Train: Amtrak to Washington DC
By Local Public Transportation: See a guide to Public Transportation in Washington DC.
If you are coming from out of town, here are additional resources to help you plan what to see and do while you are in Washington DC.
- Best Sightseeing Tours in Washington, DC
- One Day Tour of Washington, DC
- On the National Mall
- A Guide to All of the Smithsonian Museums
- Monuments & Memorials
- 50 Free Washington, DC Attractions
- Enjoy Washington DC on a Budget
- Best 5 Metro Stations for Sightseeing in Washington DC